About the CBCA ACT Branch

Full version of The CBCA ACT Branch Association Rules 2020



To achieve positive social impact by engaging the community with literature for young Australians.

Tagline: Since 1945 – Your Connection to Story


To be the premier voice on literature for young Australians by 2020 by informing and promoting critical debate, fostering creative responses and engaging with and encouraging Australian authors and illustrators to produce quality literature. Through these efforts, we are nurturing a literate, educated and creative society.

Descriptor / Aims

The CBCA is the leading voice on literature for young Australian’s and aims to:

  1. engage the community with literature
  2. promote literature and literacy nationally
  3. engage and encourage authors and illustrators to produce quality literature and present annual awards


  1. Learning: we recognize and repeat success and pursue growth and learning
  2. Integrity: doing what is right underpins all decisions
  3. Passion: we believe in what we do and have confidence in our capability and intentions
  4. Respect: we value everyone’s voice and story
  5. Collaboration: we are an open book and are eager to connect and work with stakeholders to share what we know


  1. To consistently be the premier voice on literature for young Australians
  2. To promote quality literature to young Australians
  3. To support Australian writers and illustrators of children’s books
  4. To promote the role of library and literature professionals in bringing children and books together
  5. To celebrate outstanding contributions to Australian children’s literature (BOYA)
  6. To promote greater equity of access to reading through community projects

These aims and objectives are a reflection of the National body – The Children’s Book Council of Australia Ltd as approved in their strategic plan October 2015.

CBCA ACT Branch 

ABN: 20 024 451 638


PO Box 421, Curtin ACT, 2605

CBCA National

Phone:    07 38429120 or 
Freecall: 1300 365922

Level 2 State Library of Queen and 
Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101

CBCA National Website